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Shows, films through which Rajat Kapoor left an impact

From Scam 1992 to Pari, Rajat Kapoor has shown his acting prowess at all times.

  • Shaheen Irani

Last Updated: 09.30 AM, Jul 28, 2021

Shows, films through which Rajat Kapoor left an impact

Rajat Kapoor is a name Indian audiences associate with talent. His acting prowess has been lauded over the years.

Thus, it is no surprise that he left a huge impact in many roles he performed over the years, even if he took lesser screen time than any other actor.

Here are a few examples of his exemplary work...

Ankhon Dekhi

Kapoor played the role of Rishi Chacha in the film, which won Filmfare Award for best film (critics) as well as best story.

Aankhon Dekhi was the story of a man from Delhi, Raje Bauji (Sanjay Mishra), who has vowed to believe things he sees. However, not everything he sees is the complete truth. Thus, his life takes extreme turns.

Directed and written by Kapoor, the film can be streamed on Disney+Hotstar.

Scam 1992

Kapoor was seen in the role of Madhavan in Scam 1992. He played the role of an officer who had worked on exposing the Bofors scam. His methods of carrying out an investigation was inspiring to the core.

Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story was based on the real-life story of stock-broker Mehta, who rose to instant fame and was under constant surveillance. He was accused of manipulating the shares and was even imprisoned for the same reason. Gujarati film actor Pratik Gandhi played the role of Mehta on the show.

The web series can be streamed on Sony Liv.

Shobdo Jobdo

Shobdo Jobdo marked Kapoor's debut in Bengali web series.

He was seen in the lead role of Sougata, a writer, whose past comes haunting the reality of his present.

The web show can be viewed on HoiChoi.

Midnight's Children

In Midnight's Children, Kapoor plays the role of Aadam Aziz, who is a doctor by profession. He played the role of a granpa, who lived a free life during the British rule. Aziz has educated in European schools and disses his Muslim faith, but finds value in traditional Indian culture. He supports a progressive India and as an example, sets his wife free from the pardah system too.

Midnight's Children is the story based on post-Independence India, where the children enter a world their parents know nothing about.

The Deepa Mehta directorial can be streamed on Netflix, Disney+Hotstar, Mubi and Tubi.


Kapoor played the antagonist - Professor Qasim Ali - in Pari. He is the person who explains what Anushka Sharma's character Rukhsana actually is. Professor, who was involved in the sealing process of Ifrit previously, is back to seal Rukhsana away.

Pari is the story of Rukhsana who has been raised aloof but falls in love when a man, Arnab (Parambrata Chatterjee) empathizes with her.

The film can be streamed on Netflix India.